Match of the Day 2

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Adrian Chiles reviews the day's Premier League fixtures, including Aston Villa's clash with Birmingham City at Villa Park and Manchester City against Portsmouth at the City of Manchester Stadium. Gabriel Agbonlahor broke Birmingham hearts when he scored a late winner in a 2-1 success for Villa at St Andrews back in November and, with European and relegation issues still ongoing, the city rivals meet again in another crucial fixture. City and Pompey are also pushing for a UEFA Cup place and know the result of their game could have a big impact on such matters, though a repeat of their 0-0 draw at Fratton Park will do little to benefit either team. Plus, all the action from Newcastle United v Sunderland at St James' Park, where pride is at stake in the north-east derby.